Category Archives: Books

No time to waste

Its more than possible to halt our our metamophosis with where we direct our minds (our habits and our comfort places). For instance, where is the contempory fiction that looks forwards, not to the topics of war, or cancer, or horror, or divorce, or past-trauma, or dsystopia, or kitchen-sink drama, or fluffy romance? Where is all the optimism, combined with new thinking and the sheer force of imagingation that is fiction?? Never forget that reading is how we sow seeds in the fertile ground of our minds; so, as any gardener knows well, be mindful of the quality of the soil but also of the kind of seeds that you sow. Continue reading

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Writing as compared to nest-building

The title says it all…but there’s more to the analogy than I thought, when it occured to me. Continue reading

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Dream therapist

Don’t ever underestimate the power of sleep to heal, answer big questions or serve as the therapist you could never quite manage to hook up with…as we tend to innately realise as children and as I’ve been newly reminded lately. Continue reading

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Accessing the 9th wave

This post is more of a news announcement than one of my usual articles as I want to flag up to my readers, especially for those who follow the work of Dr Carl Johan Calleman, author of the Nine Waves … Continue reading

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Cycles of the sun

Did you know we are in the all-important phase between two solar cycles, where those cycles, as it were, overlap over the phase known as solar minimum, during which the new cycle is already starting to assert itself? These remind … Continue reading

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Autism and the Age of Aquarius

Those on the spectrum are questioners, movers, shakers, speakers of blunt truth; we don’t dress things up or tolerate status quo when harm is involved. These traits empower and serve as a very backbone when our more visionary, empathic, willingly sociable yet almost hopelessly unstructured side knows not what to do next. Exploring the evolutionary context of autism in general and Asperger’s in particular. Continue reading

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Claiming your beliefs

Are we ready to grasp the key part played by beliefs in manifesting our inner and outer worlds; how we each hold the power to work with our beliefs to transform, well, everything? Two astonishing books are helping me to work with this powerful area like never before… Continue reading

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Evolving through collective grief to the other side

Are we prepared to evolve? Really? Through all of our layers, to the very core of our being, fully commited to this in every way? Its such an important question and not being clear on this can prolongue a state of unacknowledged grieving for the “old norm”; grieving being a necessary process for both individuals and the collective…but not one we are meant to get stuck in for very long. Continue reading

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Revisiting the Venetian labyrinth

What can we learn from the dying stars of the previous era; those places that thrived without apparent rhyme or reason due to a particular mix in their qualities? There’s much to learn when we come to realise that certain places asserted a particular energy (first) and then humans came along and interpreted that energy through their actions, expressing them as what looks like human life, human decisions, human preoccupations, human mastery. So what made people settle in this swampy, mosquito-ridden place, for instance; what made them just so determined to be here that they exercised all their powers of ingenuity to build where there was almost nothing to build on, to keep innovating, starting over from scratch when the waters reclaimed all their efforts, learning from their mistakes in order to build a city that became an empire and a spiritual, cultural, commercial tour de force of the separation era? What can we take away from that, on the inside, once we come to understand that the global mind is a mirror-image of the human mind, with all the same bells and whistles? My experiences of 30 years visiting this extraordinary place thew up some answers for me earlier this month. Continue reading

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Being the unpruned tree

We should make room for some wildness in our gardens; it keeps us mindfully connected to the earth and it leads to interesting, surprising and oh-so important new experiences. Some pruning, here and there, asking the garden what it needs, can be helpful; yes, but there is no place for dubiously motivated shears in the next phase of our human adventure. Some would have us all as neatly trimmed and uniform as a garden made up of identical topiary but there’s a whole other tree that we’ve forgotten about (you could call it a Tree of Life); one that is so vast and other-dimensional (though ever-present) that many have fogotten how to look up and see it there… Continue reading

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